One thing that really appeals to me is this idea of music being a living thing that has an evolution that, in a way, enables the artist to sell a process rather than a piece of product.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Once you become predictable, no one's interested anymore.
Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
To play without passion is inexcusable!
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The absence of limitations is the enemy of art.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange.
The earth has music for those who listen.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.
Music with dinner is an insult, both to the cook and the violinist.
It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth are rotting when I listen to the radio.